Catherine lives in rural Busoga, Uganda and currently has two children. Her husband, who no longer supports the family, tried to sell their property and belongings, and attempted to intimidate Catherine and her children into leaving home. He neglected his duties as a husband and father, and Catherine was forced to take of the children alone. Due to the neglect and hardship she was facing, Catherine’s third child became ill and passed away.
With the help of WORI, Catherine was given guidance and advice to start up her own business. She now sells charcoal and groceries to support herself and her children. Catherine is one of our proud #vocalwomen and will not be silenced.
Lydia is the mother of three child in rural Busoga. For Lydia, being a mother in the home means to be respected, loved and to give love and respect back. Because her husband has neglected their family, Lydia came to WORI for help. Without WORI’s leadership training and advice, Lydia said she wouldn’t be able to see a future for her children.
Idah (on the right) is a community leader in rural Busoga. Here she is photographed with one of the many women she helps on a daily basis. Her role is to provides support for survivors of GBV, individuals living with HIV/AIDs and adolescent mothers among others in her community. She is a #vocalwoman and WORI is proud to have her as part of the family.